The widening in March's U.S. trade deficit, due to labor strikes at the West Coast Ports, suggests that the economy contracted in the first quarter, says Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group.
Thailand's baht has long out-muscled regional peers, but amid a stumbling economy, the central bank has pulled the plug on supporting the currency.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss how today's weaker-than-expected trade data might impact first quarter GDP, as Greece debt woes resurface. Also Cashin is keeping an eye on the Russell 2000 for signs of negative influence.
The trade gap surged as imports rebounded strongly after being held down by a labor dispute at key West Coast ports.
Globalization isn't a choice; it's an inevitability. Congress needs to get on board with these trade deals, this CEO says.
Free trade with Asia will give the US economy the boost it needs right now, says Larry Kudlow.
A new report makes the case North Korea should be put back on a U.S. list of nations that sponsor terrorism, which would limit the regime's finances.
Tobias Harris, Japan Analyst at Teneo Intelligence, explains why Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's address to the U.S. Congress will be "long on symbolism, but short on concrete substance."
Victor Teo, assistant professor at University of Hong Kong, says prime minister Shinzo Abe's Washington visit aims to bring U.S.-Japan alliance to a level that can counter the rise of China.
Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington shows that Japan is "behind the U.S. all the way."
Joshua Meltzer, fellow in Global Economy and Development at Brookings Institution, discusses the sticking points in bilateral trade talks between the U.S. and Japan.
India's strong rupee has caused the country's worst export performance since 2009, an early setback to Prime Minister Modi's 'Make in India' campaign.
Stephen Nagy, Associate Professor at International Christian University, expects the Liberal Democratic Party to secure a victory in the second round of mayoral and municipal assembly elections.
Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, says the decision to restart Japan's nuclear program is an unpopular but necessary decision for Prime Minister Abe.
The Democrats'simmering internal war on trade will play out both in DC and on the 2016 campaign trail, Politico's Ben White says.
Susan Schwab, strategic advisor for Government & Global Trade Practice at Mayer Brown, discusses news that the Senate committee cleared a legislation to give the White House "fast track" authority to nail down the TPP.
In an era of polarization, trade is the rare issue on which leaders of both parties agree. Here's why.
Kevin Kearns, president of the U.S. Business & Industry Council (USBIC), explains why he is against the multinational trade agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The U.S. should be writing the new rules for global trade, not China, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan tells CNBC.
Mexico, the biggest buyer of U.S. chicken, has halted imports of live birds and eggs from the U.S. state of Iowa due to an outbreak of bird flu there.